Obituaries

A Life: Ann Jean Thomas, 1926-2015; ‘They Are All So Beautiful’

Monday, August 3, 2015

Woodstock — In her last book of verse, published in 2013, Ann Jean Thomas included a short, enigmatic poem titled In Praise of Lithium Silicates. Only 12 lines, the first nine as opaque as the minerals they describe: From the Tamminen Mine in Greenwood, and from the tailings of Mount Apatite, they face …

Hope Margaret Wescott

Monday, August 3, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Hope Margaret Wescott, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home of Lebanon & Enfield. An obituary will be published in a later edition. …

Virginia (Ginny) Marino

Monday, August 3, 2015

Orford, N.H. — Virginia (Ginny) Marino, born Feb. 16, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., died Saturday, Aug. 1st, 2015 at home in Orford surrounded by her loving children; Martin (Tad) Marino, of Elmhurst, N.Y.; Lynn Perry, of Woburn, Mass. and Jeffrey Marino, of Manhattan. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Cameron Martin Perry, Alana Marin Perry, Rhiannon Delphine Marino and Finnavar Nuala Marino-Sweeney …

Charles J. Bacon

Friday, July 31, 2015

New Bern, N.C. — A celebration of the life of Charles J. Bacon who passed away July 15 will be held at the home of Roger and Eleanor Shepard from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Please call 802 436 3504 for directions. …

Franklin Rollen Atkins

Friday, July 31, 2015

Gloversville, N.Y. — Franklin Rollen Atkins, 89, was called to Heaven on Monday, July 27, 2015, with his loving wife of 66 years, Mariella Atkins by his side, at their home. He was born July 18, 1926 in Bennington, Vt., to Jane and Merril Atkins. He had four …

Richard E. Moses

Friday, July 31, 2015

Tunbridge, Vt. — Richard E. Moses, 68, died Wednesday afternoon, July 29, 2015 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in white River Jct., Vt. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. A full obituary will follow. …

Freda C. Stephens

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanover , N.H.— Freda C. Stephens, 88, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. A complete obituary will appear at a later date in the Valley News. …

Jeanie Baldwin Ritchie

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — Jeanie Baldwin Ritchie, age 77, died peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. The cause of death was Cancer. Born Nov. 20, 1937, in Boston, Mass. she grew up in Wilmington, Del. and later lived in Summit, N.J., and …

James Louis Hanlon

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — James Louis Hanlon (Jim) passed away Monday, July 20, 2015, at the home of his brother Steve. Born July 16, 1958, in Exeter, N.H. Jim grew up in and attended school in Hanover. After school, he worked for many local restaurants. Jim chose to live …

Mary Estelle St. Jacques

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Mary Estelle St. Jacques, 94, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Valley Terrace in White River Jct. She was born in Northumberland, N.H. on June 16, 1921, the daughter of Eloi and Melanie (Johnson) Roy. Estelle graduated from Connecticut Central College with a …

Gary Duncan Wood

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — Gary Duncan Wood, 66, of Bethel, died Sunday night, July 26, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1949, in Hanover, N.H.; the son of Newall and Barbara (Champion) Wood. He was a lifetime Bethel resident, graduating from Whitcomb High School and Rensselaer …

David M. Goodwin, Sr.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — David M. Goodwin, Sr. passed away after a long illness on Monday, July 27, 2015, in Hanover. He was born April 8,1939. He was an avid mechanic for years and worked for Pike Industries until he retired. He was predeceased by his parents, Newman & …

Dorothy Titus Porter

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Randolph, Vt. — Dorothy Titus Porter passed away at the age of 90 at the Mayo Extended Care Facility in Northfield, Vt. on Saturday, July 25, 2015, where she had been a resident for the past eight months. She was born on the Titus family farm off Mud …